FBI Blowback!

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

The biggest loser because of the letter announcing that the FBI is looking into Clinton’s emails seems to be the man who sent the letter, FBI Director James Comey. And the criticism is non-partisan.

Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer under Dubya (and needless to say a Republican), has filed a complaint against the FBI for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits government workers from unnecessarily influencing an election. Painter says that Comey abused his power.

Indeed, according to Fox News, Comey admitted publicly that he felt he had to send the letter because Clinton was running for president. It sure looks like he was deliberately trying to influence the election (and note that you are in violation of the Hatch Act even if you weren’t deliberately trying to influence the election).

Three former attorney generals, including two who served George W Bush, have condemned Comey. Comey was the deputy attorney general under Alberto Gonzales in the Bush adminstration. Gonzales said Comey’s actions were an “error in judgement” and that he is “somewhat perplexed about what the director was trying to accomplish here.” Comey’s actions were also criticized by Michael Mukasey, who served Dubya after Gonzales.

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Race for the bottom of the slime barrel!

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

I was horrified years ago when Fox News emerged as the shambling, dishonest, sleazy voice of conservative thought — I mean, I thought the National Review was a racist organ, but at least they put on bow ties and talked in elevated accents and pretended to be decent human beings, and William F. Buckley Jr. was clearly an intelligent man with odious views. Fox News decided that intelligence was irrelevant and that the odious views were what sold. And the Republican Party embraced it all and decided to jettison intelligence along with decency (although one could argue that they led the way with Reagan).

Brace yourself. It gets worse.

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Death Penalty Support Declining – But Still Supported By 60%

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From Ted McLaughlin at :

There’s good and bad news about the death penalty in the United States. The good news is that support for using the death penalty has been declining since the mid-nineties. The bad news is that about 60% (or six out of ten Americans) still support use of the death penalty.

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Moise Morancy is a Black Superhero

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From Darcwonn at The Intersection of Madness and Reality:

From first glance, it seems as if Moise Morancy was raised right. The humble and engaging hip hop artist/activist/actor is also a man on a mission. His mission? Well, his mission is enlightenment and love. Also, Morancy believes in defending the defenseless and saving those that need saving. In actually, Moise Morancy’s most notable quality is being an awesome human being.

And his awesomeness came into bloom recently on a bus ride.

In fact, Moise Morancy proved his superheroism by saving a young girl from the clutches of a sexual predator.

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October Ambush

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From (O)CT(O)PUS at The Swash Zone:

The October surprise we have been expecting was more ambush than surprise. The Trojan Horse turned out to be FBI Director James Comey. The surprise did not start in October.

It began long ago in the halls of Congress when partisanship preempted citizenship followed by years of legislative deadlock and gridlock, showdowns and shutdowns.

Politics has always been a rough and tumble business; but this election cycle is unlike any in history. Bombast, falsehoods and reckless rhetoric have pushed all standards of honesty and decency further into a savage wilderness … far from traditional norms of civilized conduct.

According to sources close to the FBI investigation, Hillary’s computer server is no longer the subject of the latest probe, nor her emails.

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Even After FBI Tries To Rig The Election

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From Last Of The Millenniums:

So what changed after the FBI tried to influence the election.

Hillary lost AZ, OH, FL and ME to toss up. 61 electoral votes.
And she lost GA & KY to Trump. 24 electoral votes.

Trump is finally over 100 electoral votes.

Even if Trump sweeps ALL the toss ups, he still comes up short.

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GOP Keeps Trying to Make Rejectionism Work

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From Jonathan Bernstein at BloombergView:

House Republicans are digging in for four years of nonstop investigations of Hillary Clinton if she is elected, and promising rejection of any legislation she proposes. As Paul Waldman at the Plum Line put it, they’ve already prepared to treat her presidency as illegitimate (assuming she wins), just as they did with Barack Obama.

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Harry Reid Declares FBI Director
May Have Broken Federal Law

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From Michael John Scott at MadMikesAmerica:

In a scathing letter sent Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) alerted FBI Director James Comey that due to his “partisan actions,” he may have broken the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal officials from using their official authority to influence an election.

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GOP: The Party of Perverts

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From The Big Empty:

The usual connotation for ‘pervert”, the one that springs to most people’s minds, is always sexual. But it can be applied to any behavior or mindset that seeks to undo a norm by whatever real or imagined means possible.

And, at this stage of the game, I can’t think of one prominent Republican politician who doesn’t fit that description. From Trump to Chaffetz to McCrory to Ryan, each, in his own way, seeks to undermine some article of faith, some sacred trust, some standard by which a society holds that gives it a sense of continuity and value.

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